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GoFundMe accounts opened for Erway family, and Krysta Kane, the Scio teen who was one of five children to die in house fire


Krysta Kane, 16, a sophomore at Scio who died in the house fire this morning in Genesee, Pa.


As families are notified from the house fire that killed five children today, memorials and GoFundMe pages are being set up to help with the unanticipated costs from the tragedy.

The fire started after 3 a.m. at 226 Slingerland Road in Genesee, Pa., by the Allegany County 911 Dispatch Center to the home of Charlie and Michele Erway.

A GoFundMe page for the Erway family can be found by clicking HERE.

Another page has been set up for Krysta Kane, a Scio sophomore who died in the fire. Three of the children who died went to Northern Potter and another female attended Wellsville.

Kane, who would have turned 17 in June, enjoyed helping the elderly and wanted to ride horses professionally.

(Click HERE for the Krysta Kane GoFundMePage)

Krysta’s aunt, Melissa Stocking said her niece made everyone happy.

“She was amazing. She would walk in and smile and it would light up a room,” Stocking said. “She was happy and bubbly … she loved her little sister (Leelynn) with everything she had. She had big dreams. She loved her horses. She wanted to ride horse professionally and take care of the elderly. That was her life-calling.”

At 16, Krysta was already making a difference helping families in need of day-to-day things so they can live comfortably in their home.

“She liked to help the elderly, she loved working with Pat and Leo (Alvord),” Stocking said. “I will never forget her love of animals and her love of family. She was family-first. She loved her family, she loved her cousins. She was very helpful and very kind. She was always there to lend a hand … I think she was exceptionally proud that everyone saw her as such a good person.”

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